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>> >> a massive earthquake hits italy. buildings collapsed burying people in rubble. what we are learning about the search underway right now. >> plus, we're on weather watch as storms move through southeastern wisconsin. the areas that will see heavy rain and lightning and when there will be a break from the rain. >> good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> and i'm melinda davenport. it's 4:30 on this wednesday, august 24th. teorologist sally severson is . tracking storms. >> that is right, and theare getting hammered in the
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we have the flash flood watches and warnings in io and western wisconsin. we are dry. the showers and storms, i am pausing the radar, the leading edge into western fond du lac and western dodge county and western dane county as well. they are very slow movers overall. they are iowa and western illinois as well early this morning. all of this activity is holding together for us. now the temperatures are going to fallh the ra cooled air like in the dells. 74 degrees. where we are dry the the rain and storms are coming closer to southern wisconsin in the coming hours. this afternoon and for this
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maybe a stray storm but overall the showers more scattered in the afternoon. local rainfall between 6:00 to 9:00 this morning. >> when you're on the go, take the weather watch 12 forecast with you. ju download the wisn 12 news app. it's free for your smartphone or tablet. >> developing overnight, a 6.2 earthquake strikes in italy causing massive damage. tim, what do we know about the damage so far? beiland unfortunately, the death toll will most likely continue to rise the 6.2 quake hit in central italy. it was felt more100 than les away in rome. first responders and citizens are all working this morning to clear rubble and rescue people who are trapped. there have been several aftershocks in the area, the biggest was a 5.5 magnitude quake. the usgs predicts many more casualties because so buildings the rion are but witht rtuake
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>> and newroovght ck herelice tn statina shootingtht 44 and auity's sherman park neighborhood. police say 19-ar-old iving in the area when he was shotnsida hicle. a friend drove the victim to the hospital. this is the same intersection where a fatal police shooting happened earlier this month setting off days ovit unrest in milwaukee. it's unclear if any of these incidents are related. >> tragedy hits a home near 40th and meinecke, that's where a two-year-old boy died yesterday. the medical examiner will perform an autopsy on that boy later today. neighbors say e boy was un stk in a window in his grdmother's home.ves found him neig ors rushed to perform cpr but it was too late. the boy had already died. >> i think he was trying to come out feet first and the window
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probably just hanging there and when they found him they raised it up and he fell out. >> it's not clear yet if the boy was home alone at the time. milwaukee police are investigating. we'll continue to update you on wisn 12 news online and on our mobile app. >> right now city officials are working to cut down on crime in milwaukee. aldermen have revealed their plan and how they'll pay for it. the proposal would add 200 officers to the mpd force and 150 new sheriff's deputies. dermen want to build a new juvenile denti facility. of course, that l costs money.yt says the city will need financial help from the state if this plan goes forward. some[fthre questionae as ideas, but i think the biggest challenge is going to be the resource problem. >> barrett says in his time as mayor funding for police has increased by $127 million. >> later today, more than 2,000
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different states and 22 countries. move in starts at 8:00 a.m. and goes until 2:30 in the afternoon. that means there will be a lot of activity near campus as the new students get settled. >> making sure kids are ready to head back to school. wisn 12 is teaming up with the salvation army and mps for the class act phone bank. there are actually several ways you can help. call in to our phone bank to make donations that will be used to buy backpacks and school supplies. we'll pass along n lines open at 6:00 this morning, and you can help wisn 12 and our radio partners wklh stuff the bus by dropping off supplies at the walgreens at mayfair and north. and finally, you can donate by heading to wisn.coor by texting classact, one word, to 41444. okay. >> say it. >> so called out on the evening
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called out. ben wagner from the morning show has a challenge. bring it on. >> i am sure those folks are not awake yet. bring it on. >> 4:36. >> a fire breaks out and thousands of people lose power. >> the transformers that went up in flames and how crews fought to get the fire under control. >> and a bizarre burglary at a school in australia. the wildlife that brought in and what they got away with. >> but first, let's take a live look at doppler 12 radar. you can see lots of color all across wisconsin. you know who is on top of it, sally severson in weatherwatch 12 and where it is all headed.
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(vo) we went to hollywood to ask if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. now it's your turn to make the switch. >> the pavement is still dry over eastern wisconsin, that is not true along 94 in dane county. take a look at the rain and the
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turtle pace. there is heavy rain over the western portions of wisconsin this morning. here in the east, we are dry and warm. 74 over 65. the winds are south at 13 miles per hour. we look at the south winds for much of the morning and afternoon. here is a look, the showers are moving into dane county, first to get wet is western fond du lac and dodge countying this morning. we have no warnings with these ot warnings. showers and storms are numerous in iowa and western illinois and the action is happening ahead of a sharp cold front. so periods oin a rnd storms this morning. this afternoon and evening the showers are scattered overall and going up to 80. the shower chances alive over night and early tomorrow. >> thank you, sal. >> new this morning, thousands of people in florida lost power
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facility. the flames sent black smoke billowing into the air. >> officials say transformers caught fire and the substation next door got charred along with a van. there's no word on what started the fire. this morning the power is back on. >> also new this morning, a bizarre burglary in australia. >> police say ndals broke into a school and released three crocodiles. surveillance camera captured it all. you can see someone push three crocodiles through a window. there's one. they are not the big ones. then, four shirtless men broke in to steal computer equipment. okay. wildlife rangers had to come in to collect the crocodiles. let's get to time in the news room. he's following the stories from
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on millions of people in india. the damage floodwaters have done so far and why there may be more problems ahead for the region. plus, a police shooting in north carolina getting national attention. what sets the victim apart and why it's sparking a conversation about disabilities. those stories and much more when
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>> welcome back to "12 news this morning." we are on weatherwatch 12. we are looking at dopplar 12 radar. sal, they are moving slow across the area? >> they are moving very slowly. it is raining, thundering and lightning over the southwest porks of the state. we are looking at dane county. we are pausing the radar,
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portion of the western part of the state. a lot of rain associated with this and a lot of action out of iowa and western illinois. just to west of i-90. 74 at the airport. 68 waukesha. for today, morning rain and storms. heavy before 10:00 and showers are scattered into the afternoon. and ben, we look at the spotty showers persisting tonight and a look at the weekend forecast in a moment. >> thank you, central and eastern india dealing with severe floodi th morning. it's affecting more than two million people there. >> i'm in the newsroom with tim elliott where new details have been coming in overnight. >> at least 53 people in india have died because of the flooding. in eastern india, more than two dozen people were killed and 800,000 forced out of their
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another 1.2 million were displaced in a nearby province. the ganges river continues to rise flooding the area. in central india around 400,000 people are still being affected by heavy rain and more is expected to fall in the next few days. back to you. >> thank you, tim. >> president obama is back in washington this morning after visiting flooding victims in louisiana yesterday. he promised federal assistance to people who were affected by the flooding. 100 thousand people have already applied for help. more than 60,000 homes were damaged by the flood water and 13 people died. >> i come here, first and foremost, to say that the prayers of the entire nation are with everybody who lost loved ones. we are heartbroken by the loss of life. there are also people who are still desperately trying to track down friends and family.
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every way that we can. >> obama said he knows the people of louisiana are resilient and they will rebuild. >> brittany spears is helping out louisiana and taeping up with the american red cross and a crowd funding website. she plans to raffle off the outfit she's going to wear at the m-tv awards and the donors get new york to meet brietny. >> the fires y calornia are continuing to spread. more firefighters are being called in from across the country to fight the flames. 1500 peopl are on the scene. they continue to fight the fires for at least week.
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caused by air pollion. they have a significant affect on the air pollution and affecting more than 80 million people by the year 2050. the rise in wild fires is a result of climate change. >> some amateur film makers bring a childhood toy to life. they strapped a goprocamera to a hot viral ontube i lo this. >> somebody that ha those tracks. at is impressive. >> oh, he went under water. how cool is this. >> there we go. >> oh, this is cool. this is ruling. the onlyell the track a few times when making the video.
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>> it was popular for years, my brothers, the track was all over our house. they have probably improved it. >> yes. >> well, wet, wet, wet is doing it in the southwest portion of the state. still dry over eastern wisconsin. we are getting in the 6:00 to 7:30 or so as the showers will be spreading in. heavy rain and storms will be approaching. as we get to the hours of 10-5 it is scattered. dry times this afternoon as the temperatures top at 80. a few showers here and there tonight. large area of rain is continuing to hold tonight overall.
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associated with this. but thereal weather story with this is avery heavy rainfall. heavy stormsre showing up ss easternowa a western illino. flingn and we are looking at a wet wednesday morning. therare fsh flood warnings in place in the western part of the state. no warnings here in the east. this is indicative of the rain it is mild, take a look around the metro, everyone in the low 70s. 74 at t ort. waukesha 68. we have 70 at and 71 lake geneva. the temperatures are likely dip a bit. this is at 7:00 and the showers moving through. by 10:00 in the morning we are dealing with periods of heavy rainfall overall.
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activity and that trend continues fo tonight. we see lows tonight around 67. for tomorrow a couple of showers in the morning and we add the dryer look at the high pressure will be building and pushing to a fabulous friday. so showers this morning. 66 for tonight. a few showers early. 74 e day on friday. eadeaf. the friends and family held a vigil. daniel harris died on monday after a police chase. it is unclear why he didn't stop.
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if it wouldn't have happened in the police officer knew how to communicate with deaf people. they are examining the body camera to see what led up to the shooting. >> a second record breaking week in a row for the tsa. they confiscated 81 guns in the people trying to board planes in a week. the previous record was set last week with 78 weapons. out of the loaded and confiscated knives and swords. >> a teacher in illinois has a stroke of good luck. he won a 1965 mustang at a raffle. students had worked to restore the classic car and now nichols is not going to keep it but sell the car and give the money to
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>> i told my instruct if i win i will sell it and donate the money. >> the money from the car will go back to auto program which is struggling because of the state budget cuts. >> making sure kids are ready to head back to school, wisn 12 is teaming up with the salvation army and mps. call into the phone bank today and donate to fill school backpacks. you can help wisn 12 stuff the bus by dropping off supplies at the walgreen's at mayfair and north.
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41444. toya and patrick called us out, they think that the p.m. show will get more donations than the a.m. show. >> we have two phone banks, one this morning and one this evening. >> so help us. >> american reporters targeted by hackers. >> now russia is behind the hacks at one of the most famous newspapers, what is next for the new york times. >> north korea is military power and the overnight
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>> new this morning, longer health. >> especially your waistline, those with longer commutes eat 800 calories more and half of the people feel more stressed as a result of the morning commute and the evening commute. 40% reported doing less physical activity and a third slept less adds well as snacking more and eating more junk food.
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your kids could be eating too much sugar. it is recommended kids shouldn't consume more than 25 grams of added sugar a day. that is six teaspoons. the organization links added sugars to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. >> consider mammograms every three years. more than 80% of the women have low or average risk of breast cancer. women can avoid false positives and unnecessary biopsies. >> more information about the mcdonald's recall, they are pulling millions of fitness tracker wristbands that were included in the happy meals.
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risk to skin irations and burns and 70 reports of injuries. you can return to mcdonald's for a replacement toy or bag of apple slices. the news continues right now. >> good morning. welcome to "12 news this morning." i'd melinda davenport. >> i'm ben waller in. it is august 24th, wednesday. devastation in italy after an earthquake topples the buildings in the middle of the night. >> first, we are on weatherwatch 12 and looking at the radar, rain and storms are moving toward us right now.

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